RQ-21A STUAS Completes 1st Ship-Based Flight

The Navy's RQ-21A Small Tactical Unmanned Air System (STUAS) completed its first flight at sea Feb. 10 from the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19). The system completed three months of land-based trial flights at Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division in China Lake, Calif., before launching from a LPD-class ship.

Source: Naval Air Systems Command
Date: Feb 13, 2013